FIRSTLY, I think everyone on here should check out TG's Candida Resource List posted by by tgparker here at CureZone
Located in Candida Forum
#8, page 74, about half way down.
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Browsing online, I found the following information:
ALLICIN (a stabilized extract of garlic) is what your body makes when you eat garlic, and it is effective in killing bad bacteria in the gut including Candida.
You can buy it from several different places.
Most of these websites look like scams to me, but I've found so many websites online with the information, that I dont much care as long as the product works.
This website sells a product that contains both Allicin AND probiotics. This website also sells Threelac for $60 (I paid 65): http://www.candidayeastinfection.com/immune_booster.html
^Click ENTER...What It Does...Yeast of Fungal Infections.
YEAST OR FUNGAL INFECTIONS
"Some of the fungi that are susceptible to garlic include Coccidioides, Aspergillus, Histoplasma, Trichophyton, CANDIDA, and Cryptoccocci. The most common fungal infection of adult AIDS patients in America is candidiasis. Candidal organisms are very sensitive to garlic.
HOW DOES ALLIMAX DIFFER FROM OTHER GARLIC SUPPLEMENTS?
No other garlic supplements contain ANY allicin. They rely on your body being able to generate allicin once you have swallowed the tablet or capsule. Garlic oil supplements are produced by distilling fresh garlic, the oil that is then diluted and placed into a capsule. This destroys most of the available allicin. A few garlic powder supplements can generate some allicin but this depends on the prevailing stomach conditions and may take several hours to accomplish conversion to allicin. This can often lead to unwanted garlic odour. ALLIMAX doesn't need to wait to be converted since it actually IS allicin.
I suggest you use allicin in combination with a probiotic formula of good bacteria. Of course, the more methods and angles you hit candida with - the better! lol, so I thought this would be some good information to share :)
"Years of research conducted at The Garlic Centre of Battle, East Sussex, United Kingdom, the world's leading garlic research center, (most of their testing was done on colds and flu, but garlic is known to be an antifungal) have proven the pharmacological activities of allicin in many areas, including:
Killing Pathogens: It is anti-microbial--kills microscopic organisms, antibiotic--kills poisonous bacteria, anti-parasitic--kills parasites, anti-mycotic--kills fungal infections, and anti-viral--kills viruses."
"[Allicin] works powerfully on candida and yeast infections. John Hopkins Medical School reports the most common cause of sinusitis is a fungal infection. Allicin is very effective with many fungi, including Aspergillus, CANDIDA, Coccidioides, Cryptotoccocci, Histoplasma and Trichophyton."
http://health-reports.com/probiotic.html is selling two products - Allimax(allicin) and Total Immune Booster, but the information on garlic and Allicin is the focus.
"With Total Immune Booster you get more capacity to kill candida throughout the body including rashes, vaginal yeast, sinus, and thrush infections. You get more capacity to repopulate the intestines with a colony of friendly bacteria that is very aggressive against bad bacteria, mold and fungus. You get more immune system boosters to help you achieve good health.
Total Immune Booster is covered by a 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee so that you can try it and if you are not satisfied, get a full refund."
http://health-reports.com/probiotic.html criticises the product PRIMAL DEFENCE (commonly praised in this curezone forum), claiming the organisms contained in PD will not breed...but die in about 3 days.
"Soil based organisms, like those found in Primal Defense, can only live three days before they die.
Each 2 capsule serving contains 600 mg of BioSURE, about the amount of organisms that are in Primal Defense. However the bacteria and soil organisms in Total Immune Booster give you a whole lot more because they will keep on growing as they colonize the intestinal tract. You wonÍt have to work up to taking large amounts of Total Immune Booster over a long period of time as you do with Primal Defense."
You DO NOT need to buy this product (at all, or from them), but the information supplied here about "Allicin" is very interesting.
I hope this information is helpful :)
Best of luck!